SCA author alleges theft of article by print magazine

In 2005, Monica Gaudio wrote an article entitled A Tale of Two Tarts for Ice Dragon and allowed it to be published on the Godecookery.com website. Recently the entire article was published without permission in Cooks Source Magazine, producing an explosion of commentary on the Internet.

Known in the SCA as Dona Illadore de Bedegrayne, Gaudio reported the alleged copyright infringement on her LiveJournal website Illadore's House o Crack including the publisher's reponse when confronted by the author: "But honestly Monica, the web is considered 'public domain' and you should be happy we just didn't 'lift' your whole article and put someone else's name on it!"

Response to the incident has been enormous, especially after the story was picked up by such websites as Slashdot and CNET.